Purpose, Mission, Vision
The purpose of this church shall be to devote ourselves to the intimate fellowship with the living God, to the welfare of humanity, to the bringing of men and women to Christ through every open door and with every helping hand. To help people experience a growing knowledge of God. To be an organization of workers that ministers unselfishly to persons in the community and world in Jesus’ name. To be a church whose purpose is to be Christ-like in our daily living by emphasizing total commitment of life, personality, and possessions to the Lordship of Christ.
Celebrating Christ By Making His Disciples Everywhere. (Matthew 28:19-20)
Our vision at First Baptist Church of Bethany is to provide a safe enviroment of worship whereby we see the church reach an average attendance of 300 on a Sunday morning with membership increasing, multiple small groups available to both members and attenders, construction of an activity center, remodeling of our children’s facilities, management of an effective visitation program, expansion of our missions outreach from local to foreign, establishment of a senior adults club, installation of a ministry assistance program for our members and the community, and increased financial giving to missions. We are willing to risk everything to accomplish our mission: for the sake of the lost, the destitute, the church, and ultimately for the sake of Christ.
1. Captivation: Praying constantly with our minds focused on Christ.
2. Assimilation: Hospitality, friendliness, and introductory courses.
3. Participation: Involment with Sunday School, small groups, or specialty studies.
4. Education: Leadership and discipleship training.
5. Communication: Sharing the love of God through outreach and missions.